Our goal is to use our years of experience and understanding of the law to help our clients optimize their recovery. Since 1956, the attorneys of Levin, Riback & Adelman, have recovered over 100 million dollars on behalf of our clients.
$8,300,000 Federal Court Verdict
Against a hospital and multiple physicians in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 52- year-old man rendered paraplegic by a failure to diagnosis and treat a spinal infection (vertebral osteomyelitis) at T-8, T-9.
$5,500,000 Wrongful Death Verdict
For death of a 26-year-old woman. This verdict was the highest verdict obtained in the state at the time for conscious pain and suffering.
For injuries sustained in a car accident.
$1,750,000 Wrongful Death Verdict
Of a 63-year-old woman who was hit by a car.
Medical Malpractice Bench Trial Verdict for a negligently performed Cyst removal surgery.
Over $19,000,000 in Settlements
In settlements with the Archdiocese of Chicago for 11 victims of sexual abuse, with the highest settlement being $2,800,000.
In a medical malpractice action for a plaintiff suffering Quadra Paresis.
$3,500,000 Policy Limits Settlement
For the wrongful death of a 7-year-old and injuries suffered to his twin sister.
For closed head injuries resulting from an improper police pursuit.
For an ironworker landing a joist who fell 14 feet from the top of a masonry wall because no fall protection was provided. Safety rules issued by the general contractor but unknown to their own superintendent, provided for six-foot fall protection and man lifts for steel erection.
$2,150,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
In a medical malpractice action based on the failure to properly conduct advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) procedures.
For a man suffering a closed head injury with a normal CT scan and normal MRI.
For an ironworker who fell 23 feet while dismantling temporary platforms without proper fall protection. Safety rules issued by the general contractor provided for six-foot fall protection and man lifts for steel erection.
For a union sheet metal worker who fell 26 feet from a school roof under construction. No perimeter protection for falls was provided by the general contractor in the fall hazard area and when workers attempted to nail two boards for minimal protection, they were stopped by the general contractor’s superintendent.
Paid by the general contractor for a cell tower constructor who fell 60 feet because he was provided hooks for fall protection that were too large for the climbing pegs on the tower.
$1,500,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
In a medical malpractice action for the death of a 20-year-old.
$1,475,000 Settlement with waiver of $933,000 lien
For a 32-Year-old woman that suffered electrocution injuries to her hand and PTSD in a work place accident.
For a 42-year-old sheet metal worker, who sustained a herniated disk at L4-L5, L5-S1 requiring multiple surgeries. This case had been previously rejected by a prominent Plaintiff’s firm that handles construction litigation.
For a 41-year-old electrician that sustained a right knee injury due to a slip and fall on oil on the defendant’s premises. Plaintiff was installing signs at the defendant’s premises when he slipped on oil while dismounting his ladder. Plaintiff’s right knee injury resulted in five surgeries and left him unable to return to work as an electrician. Plaintiff’s medical bills were approximately $300,000.00. Plaintiff’s employer agreed to a partial waiver of its worker’s compensation lien that was in excess of $425,000.00 in addition to funding a Medicare Set Aside Trust for Plaintiff.
For a union ironworker who stumbled into a hole in a wooden mat placed down for workers to walk on to access the site. The holes in the timber mats were for crane grips but needed to be filled when used as a walkway.
Obtained for a 24-year-old ironworker that sustained a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he slipped on ice, snow and hydraulic fluid located on metal decking at a construction site while attempting to install steel beams during the winter months. Plaintiff’s injury ultimately required arthroscopic surgery and left him permanently disabled from the ironworker trade. Plaintiff’s medical bills were approximately $95,000. Settlement included the complete waiver of a worker’s compensation lien that was in excess of $300,000.
$1,000,000 Policy Limits Settlement
A 48-year-old ironworker slipped and fell in oil left on the tile floor of a building where Plaintiff worked by the defendant’s truck. Defendant was performing work on a crane located on the premises of Plaintiff’s employer. According to Plaintiff’s treating surgeon, Plaintiff aggravated a pre-existing low back condition that required fusion surgery. Plaintiff’s was unable to return to work as an ironworker as a result of his injuries and incurred medical bills of approximately $153,000.
For an ironworker who was injured separating steel for choking from a flatbed truck during a snowstorm. Steel delivered to the site had been unsafely cribbed so that workers had to separate steel using brute force on icy flatbeds. Paid by the general contractor and steel fabricator.
A 47-year-old journeyman laborer from Local 269 sustained a torn meniscus in his left knee and an onset of grade IV chondromalacia requiring a high tibial osteotomy and application of an external fixator.
A union bricklayer fell from a scaffold at a construction site, resulting in a herniated lumbar disc and a torn left rotator cuff and labrum. Plaintiff underwent surgery on both his low back and left shoulder. Plaintiff’s medical bills were in excess of $215,000. Settlement included a full and complete waiver of a worker’s compensation lien that was in excess of $442,000 and Plaintiff’s employer agreeing to fund a Medicare Set Aside Trust Account.